OUR CHARITIES - September 2023 – July 2024
In October we chose to support WOLVERHAMPTON SAMARITANS.
As you can imagine with the fall-out from Covid, continuing economic difficulties for many and the issues within the NHS, the Samaritans client base and the number of phone calls has increased dramatically. Thanks to the generosity at our October 8th 2023 concert we were able to present to the Samaritans a cheque for £740.28 at our concert on 11th December.
Our 2 Christmas Concerts were supporting COMPTON CARE and we will be presenting them with a cheque for over £1000’s on March 23rd.
Further concerts in March and July 24 will supporting the MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY. The organisation funds and operates three Air Ambulances, Three rapid response vehicles and three critical care cars. They do not receive NHS or NHS Charities Together funding for their often live saving work. They rely entirely on the support of local people for their funding to ensure that they can continue to treat thousands of critically ill or injured patients each year.
Penn Singers thank you, our audiences, for your support for this charity.
Compton Care (Compton Hospice)
Compton Care provides a range of services including:
Inpatient care which might be to get symptoms under control, respite care
and end of life care.
Care and support in the home.
Carers supportive care.
In previous years we have supported:-
Birmingham Children's Hospital
This city centre hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000children and young people from across the country every year.
“No child wants to spend time in hospital, but for many of our patients the Birmingham Children’s Hospital is their second home.
Some are born with conditions that mean they will need ongoing treatment and operations throughout their lives. Some may need a transplant while others may only be with us for a few days.
Foe however long our patients are here, the money you kindly donate will be put to good use. We depend on donations to ensure that we are providing the best possible care and patient experience for all our children and their families.”
‘Sands’ is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity; it is a national organisation but has a local branch in Wolverhampton.
Sands works to reduce the number of babies dying and to better understand the causes of baby deaths. They work with the government and other organisations to drive change and raise awareness of the issues relating to baby loss.
Sands provides bereavement support services at a national and local level. These services include a Freephone helpline, a mobile app. on line, community family support packs, memory boxes and support groups run by volunteers.